A Florida physician left his family a huge legacy when he died in January…
a $20 million sports card collection now going up for auction
(SOUNDBITE) (English) JP COHEN, PRESIDENT OF MEMORY LANE INC, SAYING: “I really believe that we're going to celebrate what he's accomplished over these 30 years of putting together this amazing collection by auctioning it off and allowing other collectors like Tom to own a piece of his collection and his passion. So the collection is a vast collection. There's items in there that are hundreds of dollars to items that are several millions of dollars."
Thomas Newman began collecting some 40 years ago
(SOUNDBITE) (English) NANCY NEWMAN, WIDOW OF THOMAS NEWMAN, SAYING: "He was such a dedicated collector. He did it almost every day and it was his way to relax."
The crown jewel of Newman’s collection
of more than 1,000 baseball, football and hockey cards
is a 1933 Babe Ruth card that auctioneers believe
could break the $5.2 million world record price for a single sports card
when it goes up for auction at California-based Memory Lane in late June